8-Day Los Angeles, San Francisco, 17-Mile Drive, South Grand Canyon / West Grand Canyon, Las Vegas (VSG3)

Tour code: VSG3

$948 +

Tour Duration:

8 Days

Departure days:

Daily (12/18/2015-03/31/2018);

Highlights:

(A) South Grand Canyon, (B) West Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens, Solvang, Santa Barbara, Silicon Valley, 17Miles, and San Francisco.

Pricing /per person (USD):

  • Single: $1228
  • Double: $948
  • 3rd person: $280
  • 4th person: $718

Itinerary

Day 1
Home Town - Las Vegas

The tour will begin in heart of downtown Las Vegas where you will the chance to visit the historic Fremont Street, the center and life of the city. Fremont Street is home to Viva Vision, the largest big screen in the world, where you can witness an incredible array of eye-popping imagery and heart pounding music. You will also have the chance to visit The Bellagio Fountains, with its 8-acre artificial lake mirroring the Strip and dancing water synchronized to classical tunes. 


In the evening you will have the opportunity to take an optional night tour ($25/ Pax) to see Las Vegas come to life after dark.


1) 1:30pm : LAS airport - Starbucks on Level 1 of Terminal 1 or Gate 51 on Zero Level of Terminal 3.

2) 3:30pm : Circus Circus Hotel - Next to the Elevator on the Second Floor of Skyrise Tower.


Hotel: Circus Circus Las Vegas

Day 2
Las Vegas - (A) South Grand Canyon - Las Vegas / (B) West Grand Canyon - Hoover Dam - Las Vegas

Option (A) In the morning, the tour will travel to the Seven Natural Wonders of the World-Grand Canyon National Park. The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, and is one of the oldest national parks in the United States. Snaking along its floor are 277 miles of the Colorado River, which has carved the canyon over the past 6 million years. In the afternoon you will return to Las Vegas for an exciting performance.

(Option A *Mandatory Admission $50 to Grand Canyon South Rim ) 

Option (B) In the morning, the bus tour will explore the Grand Canyon West Rim. Unlike the South and North Rim, Grand Canyon West is not part of the Grand Canyon National Park. It is located on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at the western Grand Canyon corridor. 


You will have the option to walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk which is a glass bridge that extends out into open space from the canyon edge. In this incredible attraction, there is nothing but glass under your feet and it feels like walking out into "air" suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon floor and the Colorado River.


You also have the option to take a helicopter or boat tour to see the true beauty of the Grand Canyon. You will then visit Hoover Dam which is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada. When it was completed in 1936, it was both the worlds largest electric-power generating station and the worlds largest concrete structure. 

(Option B tour price does not include West Grand Canyon+Lunch $90)

Hotel: Circus Circus Las Vegas

Day 3
Ethel M Chocolate Factory - Botanical Cactus Gardens - Los Angeles

In the morning the tour will visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Botanical Cactus Gardens. You will have the chance to explore the chocolate factory through large windows and witness each step of the candy-making process on a self-guided tour. The tour ends with the chance to enjoy the sweets in the Ethel M Chocolates gift shop. 


After the tour, you can walk through the Botanical Cactus Gardens where there are 2.5 acres of more than 350 different kinds of plants and other cacti that most people never knew existed. Afterwards the bus tour will travel to Barstow for a short visit which is home to the U.S. Army National Training Center, Marine Corps Logistics Base, NASAs Goldstone Deep Space Network and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad Yards. At the end of the day, the bus tour will continue to travel towards Los Angeles and arrive in the evening.

Hotel: Howard Johnson Fullerton or Similar

Day 4
Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - Solvang - Silicon Valley - San Francisco

The tour will depart from Los Angeles in the morning and embark on a trip to Santa Barbara while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Coast along the way. Santa Barbara, also known as the “American Riviera”, is one of the most beautiful beach towns in Southern California. After stopping in Santa Barbara, the tour will head toward Solvang to enjoy lunch. The next stop will be Silicon Valley, home to some of world's most famous IT and tech companies including Facebook. Finally, you will arrive in San Francisco in the evening and enjoy dinner before heading to the hotel. 

Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Hotel or Similar

Day 5
San Francisco

In the morning the bus tour will cross the Bay Bridge that links Oakland and San Francisco. Here you will have the chance to explore the Golden Gate Bridge which is one of the most famously photographed bridges in the world. When it was completed in 1937 it was the longest suspension bridge in the world, and now is the the second longest bridge in the United States after the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City. 


You will also visit Fishermans Wharf where you will have the chance to enjoy world-class dining along a row of seafood restaurants, shopping at Pier 39, street vendors, and souvenir stores on this major fishing pier. You can even see fishermen at work, which is always a fun and unique experience. You will also visit Lombard Street which is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns. Afterwards, you can tour the Palace of Fine Arts which is a building originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and is designed with Roman and Greek architecture. Also housed within the Palace of Fine Arts is the Exploratorium which is an interactive museum dedicated to science, nature, art and technology. Today this landmark serves as a performing theater and special events site. Over the years, it has been home to many special events including concerts, movies, television, and educational events.

Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Hotel or Similar

Day 6
Roaring Camp Redwood Forest Train - 17-Mile Drive - Monterey Aquarium - Los Angeles

In the morning the tour will head to the cozy little town of Roaring Camp in the California Coastal Mountains. They are famous for their steamed trains where you will get to take a scenic ride on the old fashioned vehicle. The train departs from an authentic cowboy village, winds through redwood forests.


Afterwards, you will get to visit the picturesque Monterey Peninsula where the surging waves, adorable seals and sea lions rest on the beach along with the world’s first-class golf courses. One of the biggest attractions in Monterey is the world famous Aquarium that houses 6,500 species of marine life including colorful fishes and deep-sea monsters and seagulls. The tour will travel back to Los Angeles in the evening. 


Hotel: Howard Johnson Fullerton or Similar

Day 7
Disneyland

The tour will depart at 9 AM and spend the day exploring Disneyland Park, "The Happiest Place on Earth". This theme park is an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination where children and the young at heart find that their dreams do come true. You will enjoy seeing your favorite Disney characters as they await you in the Park where you can give them a hug or get an autograph and a photo. Disneyland is a seamless mix of yesterday, today and tomorrow. 


Disneyland Park has many different areas such as Main Street USA where you can marvel at Sleeping Beautys Castle or cheer on the marching bands and let the clip-clop of the horse drawn carriages bring you back in time. As you visit the other themed areas like Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland you will go wild in the West, sail with the pirates at sea, go on an adventure with Alice in Wonderland, and fast forward into the future. Disneyland gets better every year so even if you have been to Disneyland before, come back and relive the magic.

Hotel: Howard Johnson Fullerton or Similar

Day 8
Universal Studio - Los Angeles - Hometown

The bus tour will depart at 9:00 AM and pass through Los Angeles on the way to Universal Studios-Hollywood. At this real film and television studio you will go behind the scenes, beyond the screen and right into the action of your favorite movies. With thrilling park rides and shows and L.A. best shops and restaurants, Universal Studios is a rare experience that is fun for the entire family. Here you will also have the chance to see some of the sets from The War of the Worlds, and from the ABC hit series Desperate Housewives and other TV shows on Hollywoods most famous backlot. Join Shrek and Donkey on their adventures in Shrek 4-D or laugh with Bart, Homer and the family on the Simpsons Ride or get ready for your face to face meeting with a 50 feet T-Rex in Jurassic Park-The Ride or jump into the future at the Terminator 2-3D show.

Please arrange flight from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) departure time after 9:30 PM (USA domestic flight) or after 10:30pm (international Flight).

Optional Activities:

  • (A) South Grand Canyon National Park + Fuel Charge: Adult $50 / Child $50
  • (B) Grand Canyon West Admission + Lunch: Adult $90 / Child $90
  • (B) Grand Canyon West Skywalk Admission: Adult $25 / Child $25
  • Las vegas Believe Show: Adult $110 / Child $110
  • Las Vegas KA Show: Adult $122 / Child $122
  • Las vegas Night Tours: Adult $35 / Child $35
  • Los Angeles Madame Tussauds Hollywood: Adult $27 / Child $20
  • San Francisco (Must Pay): Adult $40 / Child $40
  • San Francisco 90 Mins Bay Cruise: Adult $40 / Child $28
  • San Francisco Advanced City Tour: Adult $35 / Child $35

Departure Time and Locations:

01:30 p.m. 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119 (LAS airport - Starbucks on Level 1 of Terminal 1 or Gate 51 on Zero Level of Terminal 3.)

03:30 p.m. 2880 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (Circus Circus Hotel - Next to the Elevator on the Second Floor of Skyrise Tower.)

Important Notes:

Tour fee includes the following unless specified otherwise in individual tours:

  • Hotel accommodation throughout the entire duration of the tour (excluding last day of the tour)
  • Round trip deluxe air-conditioned bus transportation
  • Airport transportation for tours that specify airport pickup and dropoff in the itinerary (first and last day)
  • Bilingual Tour guide (English, Mandarin, Cantonese)

Tour fee not includes the following unless specified otherwise in individual tours:

  • Meals and attraction admissions (admission prices in Optional Activities section may not be up-to-date). **Travellers are NOT allowed to use any CITY PASS or self-purchased admission tickets to join the sightseeing attractions during the tour**
  • Service Charge to tour guide and driver. USD $8.00 per day, per traveller (adult and child who takes a bus seat)
  • Airport transportation if arrival date is other than the first day of the tour, or departure date is other than the last day of the tour
  • Personal expenses, baggage handling fee at the airport and hotel
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any visa application fee

Tour Cancellation:

  • 90% refund for cancellations made at least 15 days before departure date
  • 75% refund for cancellations made 8-14 days before departure date
  • 50% refund for cancellations made 4-7 days before departure date
  • No refund for cancellations made 3 days or less prior to departure or "No Show" on the date of tour

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